Tuesday, April 20, 2010

DIY: fabric flowers

I have always loved finding knew ways to make flowers. And this is a very easy, fun and good looking one. I watched this tutorial at Studio 5 and made a few changes.

1 1/4"-3" strips of fabric
fabric glue (cheapest I have found is at Walmart - right around $5)

1. Rip strips of fabric the length of the fabric. Pull off excess string. Each strip is at least 1 ¼-inches wide (I like mine closer to 3). Fold in half lengthwise. Press (or just fold, gives different look and takes less time).
2. Tie a knot in the end of your fabric. Clip excess.
3. Begin rolling fabric around the knot. Periodically as you wind, give your fabric a twist. Roll, and twist every half-inch or so around the diameter of your flower. Add a drop of glue under the fabric as you twist (don't need much).
4. When you have a flower as big as you wish, cut the extra fabric leaving a little to tuck under. Glue excess to the bottom, making kind of a base for the entire flower.
5. Take the flowers you made and glue them on to anything.. onesie, headband, fabric (to make flower bib), pin, t-shirt, belt, card, drapes and anything else you can come up with.

I would love to see your creations. email me: elleandkate@gmail.com (for subject please put blog)


  1. love it love it love it!! Is that the grosgrain elastic? I love that stuff, I haven't used it in ages.

  2. how CUTE!!!!!!!!! im gonna start as soon as this little guy goes to bed!

  3. You are so talented! I love the logo and the fabric flowers. I'm so excited about this new blog!

  4. Your necklace turned out so cute! It was so fun having you in town and it was so nice of you to show us all how to make these flowers. Your new blog is really cute by the way. :)

  5. Serioulsy?? Why did you leave? I LOVE that necklace. Back to flowers.. I am obsessed. We miss you guys.



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